It was a very easy and inexpensive project, using wine glasses and chalkboard spray paint that I already had on hand…so...they were free! I simply wrapped the glasses with paper towels and painter’s tape…
…and then sprayed them with two coats of the chalkboard paint…
…and here they are! They can be hand washed, removing the chalk, and used over and over. Cool, huh?
My co-hostess Miss Kitty seems to be giving this some thought. Hmmm…maybe bowls with the staff’s names on them?
I am really going to enjoy these! Won’t they be fun when friends drop by? I can pull out my grandson’s sidewalk chalk and let everyone decorate their glasses as they wish! I've set up a few before dinner goodies on this vintage silver tray...a $5.00 Goodwill find.
Did you notice the lovely little glass pedestal bowls? They are the perfect size for serving a few simple amuse bouche...little tidbits to accompany your drinks. I found them at…where else?…Goodwill for only $2.92 for three of them! Ideas for more elaborate amuse bouche can be found here and here. How very French to turn snacks into an art form!
You might also find the French enjoying an apéritif like this one…a blanc-cassis or Kir…one part Crème de Cassis, a black currant-flavored liqueur, to four parts dry white wine, traditionally a Bourgogne Aligoté. This popular before dinner drink has its origins in Bourgogne…the Burgundy region of France. Its popularity and name are credited to Félix Kir, a French priest and Resistance fighter who was the mayor of Dijon. He began the tradition of serving this drink at receptions in the town hall and its popularity spread. I substituted a Burgundy chardonnay, since they don’t sell Bourgogne Ailgoté at Publix! lol It can also be made with champagne for a Kir Royale.
And there you have it…my chalkboard wine glasses along with a few recipes for entertaining French style!
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